It is with great regret and sorrow that we must notify you of the death of our
Classmate, Clancy Matsuda, on February 11, 2023, in Sioux Falls, SD.
Clancy is survived by his wife; Connie, their son Matt; their daughter Leilani
Komatsubara and her husband Takeshi; and their grandchildren Kohta and Kay
Visitation will be at 4:30–6:30 PM, Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Spirit of
Truth Lutheran Church, 112 E Annabelle Street, Brandon, SD 57005.
Memorial Services will be at 2 PM, Sunday, February 19, 2023, at Spirit of Truth
Burial will be at 2 PM, Tuesday, February 22, 2023, at the South Dakota State
Veteran’s Cemetery, 25965 477th Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 with Full Military
Condolences may be sent to Connie at 1517 Custer Parkway, Brandon, SD
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Clancy's memory be sent to
the charty of your choice.
Well done, Clancy. Be thou at peace.
Class Memorial Pages\A-2 Clancy Matsuda.pdf
Clarence “Clancy” Genji Matsuda
July 18, 1937 ~ February 11, 2023
Retired Colonel Clarence (Clancy) Genji Matsuda, 85, died Saturday, February 11,
2023, at Good Samaritan Village, Sioux Falls, SD.
Visitation with family will be 4:30pm – 6:30pm, Saturday, February 18, 2023, at
Spirit of Truth Lutheran Church, Brandon, SD. Memorial Services will be 2pm,
Sunday, February 19, 2023, also at Spirit of Truth Lutheran Church. Burial will
be 2pm, Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at the SD State Veteran’s Cemetery, with
Full Military Honors. A livestream link will be provided Saturday for viewing
on Sunday. The stream will start at approximately 1:45pm Sunday.
Clarence “Clancy” Genji Matsuda was born on July 18, 1937, in Honolulu, Hawaii,
to Genyei and Miyo (Miyashiro) Matsuda. He entered the U.S. Military Academy
Preparatory School in 1956, and the U.S. Military Academy in 1957. He was
commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army through the Officers’
Candidate School in December 1961. Overseas assignments included Santo Domingo,
two tours in Vietnam, and Korea.
After 21 moves with his wife (and later, his family), he retired from the Army
on August 31, 1989. He and Connie settled in Brandon, SD in 1990. After his
retirement from the Army, he spent three seasons as a volunteer football coach.
His Christian faith guided much of his activity. Clancy graduated from North
American Baptist Seminary before serving as a counselor at the West Farm and
made missionary trips to Russia and Mongolia. He served in various leadership
roles in his church.
Clancy is survived by his wife, Connie; his children, Matthew Matsuda, Brandon,
and Leilani (Takeshi) Komatsubara, Sakata, Japan; his grandchildren, Kohta and
Kay Komatsubara; and his brother, Charles Matsuda, Kaneohe, HI, and sister,
Linda Kimura, Honolulu, HI.
Clancy was preceded in death by his parents, Genyei and Miyo (Miyashiro)
Matsuda; one sister, Lily; and two brothers, Wilfred, and Michael.